The Central Mississippi 2018 PDD

Project Management Builds Community

This year’s theme for 2018 Professional Development Day, “Project Management Builds Community”, offers a dual meaning for all of us as project managers.  First, project management practices are used in every type of endeavor, whether it be for education, transportation, culture, economic development, or health - to name only a few.  Secondly, project management builds a strong community of skilled project managers who not only understand the processes but also come together to network and strengthen their impact as an industry.

This event provides opportunities for practitioners and those interested in the profession to learn new skills, enhance existing knowledge and skills and to network and learn from others who work in project management.

We have an exciting and diverse group of presenters this year, and we welcome their experience and knowledge as we grow together, expanding the influence of project management in our communities!  Keep a lookout for more details as we get closer to the day!

Venue: The Manship Wood-fired Kitchen located at 1200 North State Street, Jackson MS.

Date:  Friday, September 21, 2018

Event Times: 8:00 am until 5:00 PM

Cost of Event: Early Bird $149 until September 14, then Regular $159 until morning of event.  Day of registration may be open depending on availability of space.

Total PDUs Available: Eight (8)

Event Properties

Event Date 09-21-2018 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-21-2018 5:00 pm
Cut off date 09-19-2018 3:00 pm
Individual Price Get Early Bird Now!
Location The Manship


7:00 AM

Registration / Breakfast

8:00 AM


Libby Cajoleas Cornerstone Consulting Location: Upper Room

8:15 AM

A Story of Success – The Two Mississippi Museums

Keynote Community Panel Pamela Junior, Director Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Rachel Myers, Director Museum of Mississippi History Lucy Allen, Director Museum Division, Mississippi Department of Archives and History Location: Upper Room

9:15 AM

Powerful Project Management: We don’t need project managers, we need leaders!

Moon Mullins Entergy MS Location: Upper Room

9:15 AM

Revitalization of Northpark Mall

Christy Pender Northpark Location: Lower Room

10:15 AM

Maps and Demographics

Gary Hennington The Geospatial Group, a division of Information Management Systems, Inc. Location: Upper Room

10:15 AM

Building Bridges, Connecting People: How Relationships Create Opportunities

Amanda Fontaine Mississippi Burn Foundation Location: Lower Room

11:15 AM

Our Schools, Our Community, Our Future Better Together Commission

Leaders from the Governor’s Office & Jackson Mayor’s Office Location: Upper Room

12:05 PM


12:45 PM

The Changing Landscape for Leaders

Will Duckworth, Certified Scrum Master Location: Upper Room

12:45 PM

The One Hundred Million Dollar Growing Campaign

Officials from Children’s of Mississippi and Brasfield & Gorrie Location: Lower Room

1:45 PM

Project Management at the Speed of Fiber

Megan Duet UMMC Telehealth Location: Upper Room

1:45 PM

Bringing Business and Government Together – Business Registration & Reporting Online

Thomas Riley Office of Mississippi Secretary of State Location: Lower Room

2:45 PM

Creating Mississippi Coding Academies

Richard Sun Innovate MS Location: Upper Room

2:45 PM

Project Management Lessons from Star Wars

Charlie Case Core Technology, LLC Location: Lower Room

3:45 PM

Project presentations by the students of the Mississippi Coding Academies

Students of Mississippi Coding Academies Location: Upper Room

4:35 PM


Libby Cajoleas Cornerstone Consulting Group, Inc. Location: Upper Room

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Event

Location: The Manship



We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Chapter Membership

Total Members 249
New members this year 37
PMP® Members 158
CAPM® Members 6
PgMP® Members 0
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 3
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
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